Funny English Idioms And Their Meanings Having recently moved to Brazil, learning a new language and also teaching English, has made me think more about the English language. Show Full Text When I stopped to think about some English idioms and their literal meaning, I found some of them very funny and thought it would be a nice idea to pick a few of the most common idioms and illustrate them. More info: rosha.ie As Cool As A Cucumber Thanks for sharing!
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